A happier, less violent 2020

A happier, less violent 2020

December 30, 2019 Each and every problem humanity faces is rooted in violence. Why do so many continue believing in violence, the most counter-productive, unintelligent and expensive means of all? Violence invariably makes a problem between conflicting parties deeper and broader and every solution more difficult. It makes the original problem ten times bigger. All […]

Leaving the Cold War Behind

Leaving the Cold War Behind

Introduction This is the digitalized version of a TFF Statement published by TFF’s Board almost 31 years ago. Could that be of any interest today?First, it reflects the situation and the issues discussed at the time as well as the hopes for a better future – now sadly lost. Secondly, it is one example of […]

Russia isn’t getting the recognition it deserves on Syria

Russia isn’t getting the recognition it deserves on Syria

By Scott Ritter November 4, 2019 At a time when the credibility of the United States as either an unbiased actor or reliable ally lies in tatters, Russia has emerged as the one major power whose loyalty to its allies is unquestioned, and whose ability to serve as an honest broker between seemingly intractable opponents […]

Will confronting Iran lead to war or peace?

Will confronting Iran lead to war or peace?

By Richard Falk October 3, 2019 Prefatory Note: The post below is a slightly modified version of an interview published in The Nation on September 25th, following the September 14th attack on Saudi oil facilities. It follows a pattern with respect to Iran of accusations, denials, and public uncertainties. This combination of elements, given the leadership in Washington […]

How about a peace race instead of an arms race?

How about a peace race instead of an arms race?

By Dr. Lawrence Wittner June 5, 2019 In late April, the highly-respected Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that, in 2018, world military expenditures rose to a record $1.82 trillion. The biggest military spender by far was the United States, which increased its military budget by nearly 5 percent to $649 billion (36 percent of […]

Save the Planet!

Save the Planet!

New networking by NGOs and individuals By Gunnar Westberg, TFF Board member January 2, 2019 Three main challenges to humanity’s survival We are handing to the new generations three overriding dangers to the health and maybe survival of the entire human population: 1. Nuclear war. 2. Climate changes, and 3. Increasing class differences. This last […]

On the possibilities of peace, inside & out: Introducing “Home to Gaia”

On the possibilities of peace, inside & out: Introducing “Home to Gaia”

  By Ina Curic TFF Associate* September 21, 2018 – Peace Day   “Home To Gaia” – An illustrated storybook about finding peace and love inside to share it outside – Age 3 and up   Can we work for peace in the world when being conflict-ridden inside? Are we collectively responsible for the conflicts […]

End the demonization of Russia in a new Cold War era

End the demonization of Russia in a new Cold War era

    By Mairead Maguire Nobel Peace laureate and TFF Associate September 17, 2018 In examining the future, we must look to the past. As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith […]

The Silk Road Belt And Road Initiative (BRI) can be a peace generator

The Silk Road Belt And Road Initiative (BRI) can be a peace generator

  By Thore Vestby TFF Associate September 11, 2018   The Belt and Road Initiative has turned 5 years. On September 7, 2013, at the Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, President Xi Jinping of China launched the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This initiative – which has attracted a lot of attention from all over […]

New TFF Associate – Brajna Greenhalgh

New TFF Associate – Brajna Greenhalgh

  Brajna Greenhalgh joined TFF as Associate in September 2018. She says: “I was born in Vukovar, Croatia, in what was at the time known as Yugoslavia. I grew up and lived there during the years of its dissolution wars. I first met Dr Jan Oberg in early spring 1998 when the TFF conflict-mitigation team […]

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